IMC’s Signal Series MARCH: Jermyn-Carpio Duo | Tom Caraher Band

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IMC’s Signal Series: New Directions in Irish Jazz Jermyn-Carpio Duo | Tom Caraher Band Thursday 5th March 2020 | Doors 9pm/Music 9:15pm Tickets: €10 online/€12 at the door. Jermyn-Carpio Irish bassist, guitarist and composer Simon Jermyn, a staple Brooklyn NY creative music scene for the past 7 years, is in town to record a new duo record with one of Ireland’s most respected drummers, Sean Carpio. At this Signal Series set, you’ll get to hear the fruits of their labour firsthand. Featuring original music that weaves contemporary composition with extended improvisations across a panoply of instrumentation (guitar, bass, drums, electronics, and vocals) from this dexterous duo. Tom Caraher Band Born in Bangkok and raised across continents from the Far East to North Carolina, Kerry-based saxophonist Tom Caraher has seen his fair share of the world. Discovering his love of saxophone in the land of Bluegrass and studying in the prestigious Berklee College of music he finally relocated back to Ireland and quickly established himself in bands including the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, the Hot House Big Band, ZASKA, The Connor McKeon Band, Aja, Phisqa and The Booka Brass Band. Here he leads his own quartet made up of some of Cork’s finest players for a contemporary jazz set steeped in groove and inflected with this saxophonist’s many travels. The Signal Series is a live monthly double-header concert series from IMC presenting the best emerging and established jazz acts from across Ireland, taking place on the first Thursday of each month in Arthur’s Blues & Jazz Club. Please Note: There is generous but not complete seating available in this venue. Seating will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis. If you have particular requirements, please notify us and we will do our best to assist you.

The Donal Kirk Band

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Classic Blues, Rock & Country by Donal Kirk – Vocals/Acoustic Guitar Anto Drennan – Electric Guitar Jason Duffy – Drums Keith Duffy – Bass Paul Finley – Keyboards Doors 9 Music 9.30 Entry €10

The Dirty Jazz Club

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Conor Murray – Drums Derek Whyte – bass Colm O’Hara – Trombone Bill Blackmore – Trumphet Cathal Roche – Alto Sax

Darragh O’Kelly – keys

The Dirty Jazz club have been a massive part of the Dublin Jazz scene for over a decade. Their focus is on the exploration and deconstruction of songs and an emphasis on creating a depth and textural soundscape on the melody, form and feel of the tunes

Doors 9 Music 9.30

10euro

Ben Reel Band album launch ‘The Nashville Calling’

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The Nashville Calling` is the title of the upcoming 9th studio album by Irish artist Ben Reel. It is due to be released early 2020. Produced by Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack and featuring Garry W Tallent on bass from the legendary E Street Band. The album contains 11 new tracks all written by Ben Reel. It was recorded at Skinny Elephant Studios in Nashville. This album was done and dusted in just 3 days with all live takes. Following the critically acclaimed experimental slow burner `Land of Escape’ from 2018, this new record has a more americana, rootsy rock, live band feel. Since his debut album `This Is the Movie’ back in 1999, Ben has reinvented himself from album to album, influenced by different styles of music over the years. As one critic said, ” He’s not afraid to throw in some in folk, soul, reggae vibes, which in turn call to mind John Hiatt at his best”. Another describes him as “somewhere in the middle ground between rock and jazz or a sound that is sometimes reminiscent of Dylan and the Band”. In a solo career which now spans over 20 years, Ben has received worldwide critical acclaim with numerous high profile TV/Radio appearances like BBC, RTE and Dutch NPO Radio. Supporting Jools Holland, Alabama 3 & The Cranberries and he has collaborated musically with such names as Hal Ketchum & The Blockheads. He has co written and performed live with his fellow countryman Tony McLoughlin and some of Nashville’s finest such as David Olney & Irene Kelley. In the past Ben was selected to play an official showcase at Folk Alliance in Memphis TN and has toured as double bill with Tommy Womack (Nashville) in the U.S & UK and also with legendary American folk singer/songwriter Eric Andersen in the UK & NL. While in Nashville he was invited to play the famous Bluebird cafe on a number of occasions, most recently Sept 2018. Over the last 10 years Ben has enjoyed successful tours in Ireland, UK, Europe & U.S.A, receiving rave reviews and attracting a growing loyal fan base. He has graced big festivals such as Jamming@Hippie Jacks (USA), Musiktan festival in Bilbao, (ESP). Haarlem Jazz & Huntenpop (NL), Robin Hood folk festival (UK), Kilkenny rhythm & roots, Cork jazz & Electric Picnic (EIRE). Doors 4 Music 4.30 Entry 10€ About Ben Reel: Ben Reel is a native of Silverbridge, South Armagh. Soon after high school at the age of 17 he started his musical career in 1989 performing & songwriting with local band “Trim The Velvet”’ before going solo in the late nineties. Against the backdrop of the troubles in Northern Ireland, music became Ben’s way out. He first picked up the guitar when he was fifteen years old, inspired by the realness of the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison & Neil Young whose music struck a chord that resonated deep into Reel’s psyche. This is still reflected in Ben’s heart on the sleeve approach to performing and writing. Today Ben Reel performs occasionally as solo or duo with his wife Julieanne or with his Dutch band `The Haarlem Boys’ but mainly he performs with his fantastic Irish band `Ben Reel Band’. He divides his time between touring Europe and the USA and producing music for himself and other musicians. Ben Reel Band: Ben Reel: vocals acoustic guitar, harmonica. Michael Black: drums. Ronnie O’Flynn: bass. Micky McCarney: Guitar Gerry Black Jnr: Guitar Julieanne Black: backing vocals and percussion

Doors 4 Music 4.30 Entry 10euro

Iron City

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This new configuration of five musicians focus their attention on the earthy grooves of Funky Hard-Bop and Soul Jazz. Compositions by Clifford Jordan, Keith Jarrett, Grant Green and others form the starting point for this new group arranged by guitarist Shane Latimer featuring OKO co- conspiritor Darragh William O’Ceallaigh on keyboards, Yurodny ringleader Nick Roth on saxophones and the emerging rhythm section association of Seán Maynard-Smith (Sticklepathic child) on bass and Brendan Doherty on drums. Doors 8 Music 8.30 €10

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